Week 7.5 - Math 309

Starts 10/21 - Section 002

Week 7.5 Information

Please use the scroll bar on the right to navigate through this announcement. Be sure to work on your Discussion and start on your Week 7.5 folder in Blackboard. Work on the Activities. Pay close attention to the assignments in ALEKS and your weekly Case Studies. Review the Tracking Calendar and Supplemental Syllabus in your documents folder in Blackboard. You can either work on the Alternative ALEKS assignments or Alternative Case Study Assignment (see note below on them) or work in ALEKS for the ALEKS assignment. To login to ALEKS, use the website www.aleks.com and then use the course code listed below in the ALEKS section and the 20 digit code that comes with your textbook. Note: you are required to take the ALEKS mid-term and final exam (there are no alternative assignments for those). I look forward to working with each of you during this session. NOTE: All late assignments must be turned in four days before the last day of class. The last day of class is October 24th. No assignments will be accepted after the last day of class.

Smarthinking (free math tutoring)

To access the free Smarthinking tutoring service offered by the college, please follow these steps:

-Go to your Blackboard course page

-Click on the ePortfolio & Tools tab in Blackboard (left hand side of Blackboard)

-Locate the Smarthinking link at the bottom right of the page

-Click on the Smarthinking link

-Follow the login instructions then click on “Work with a Tutor”

Please watch the below video on drop in tutoring with Smarthinking…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW6t14K6XCg&feature=youtu.be

Thank you,

Dr. Valenzuela

Alternative ALEKS Assignment & Alternative Case Study Assignment

If you get stuck in ALEKS or find ALEKS too challenging, you can do the ALEKS replacement assignments, but you will still have to do the Mid-Term and Final Exam in ALEKS under the Assignments Button. If you find the Weekly Case studies too challenging, you can do the alternative Case Study Assignment. You will find both alternative assignment documents in the Introductory Documents folder in Blackboard.

Weekly Chapter Templates

You are not required to use the WEEKLY CHAPTER TEMPLATES in Blackboard. They are only reference documents that you can use if you want to use them in your assignments.

Feedback to Students

I will respond to your questions in a 24 to 36 hour timeframe. I will complete all grading by Thursday of each week 11:59 p.m. eastern time. Please review your grade center for all feedback on assignments.

Math Tutoring

Our college offers free 24/7 math tutoring through Smarthinking. Please use this as a resource and ask your Adviser to help you get signed up for it.

IT Helpdesk - Bryant & Stratton College

For assistance with Blackboard, email, and technical issues.

Web: support.bryantstratton.edu

Tel: 585.563.8401 (long distance charges may apply)

Late Policy

Ensuring timely submissions is extremely important for success in online learning. There is an understanding that unexpected events happen and there may be times when you are unable to meet established deadlines. In these situations, the following guidelines apply:

· Day 1: deduct 5 points

· Day 2: deduct 10 points

· Day 3: deduct 15 points

If you have a documented emergency and need additional time, please let me know.

Late work will not be accepted after the last day of class without my prior approval.